It’s been a week of treats for stargazers, first with Nasa sharing rare full-colour images from deep in the cosmos and now with the upcoming supermoon sighting on Wednesday.
The supermoon, also known as the Super Buck moon or Buck Supermoon, depending on where you are in the world, will be visible above SA skies on Wednesday evening at 8.37pm, according to Time and Date.
According to Nasa, the term “was coined by astrologer Richard Nolle in 1979 and refers to either a new or full moon that occurs when the moon is within 90% of perigee, its closest approach to Earth”.
This is the second supermoon to occur recently, with the first back in June.
Stargazers wishing to see the spectacular and rare occurrence can do so, as all you need to know are your location’s moonrise and moonset times, according to the site.